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What is a Veterinarian Specialist?
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What is a Veterinarian Specialist?

We often hear about a specialist veterinarian, but what is the difference between your family veterinarian and a specialist? As in human medicine, veterinarians can pursue a specialty after their general studies. Specialists provide very valuable help to general veterinarians,...
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Help! My Pet Doesn’t Feel So Well…Is This an Emergency?
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Help! My Pet Doesn’t Feel So Well…Is This an Emergency?

As with humans, an emergency with your pet can happen very quickly! But how do you know when a visit to the veterinarian is necessary? Here is a handy little guide to keep that contains all the answers you will...
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September is Animal Pain Awareness Month
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September is Animal Pain Awareness Month

Because our pets are such integral parts of our families, it is important to recognize some signs of pain that they may be experiencing. In certain cases, the animal’s quality of life can be affected in a gradual and insidious...
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Three Activities to Do With Your Dog This Fall

Three Activities to Do With Your Dog This Fall

You have closed the pool for the winter, the leaves are starting to fall, the pumpkins will soon be lounging in front of your home for Halloween ... in short, summer is over! But the cooler weather is not a...
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Dear Doctor! My Pet is Sick – But is it an Emergency?

Dear Doctor! My Pet is Sick – But is it an Emergency?

Useful tip for exotic animals We strongly recommend that exotic pets be weighed once a week on the same scale to monitor the weight. A digital food or postal scale that weighs in grams is ideal, as these are more...
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Decontamination of a Poisoned Patient
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Decontamination of a Poisoned Patient

In veterinary medicine, the primary treatment for exposure to a toxic substance is decontamination. The purpose of decontamination is to prevent further absorption and to remove the toxic substance from the animal's body. In most exposures, there is only a...
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Vaccine Reactions
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Vaccine Reactions

Vaccination is the best way to protect your pet from infectious diseases. The principle of vaccination is to administer to the animal a small dose of disease-causing organisms (viruses or bacteria) that have been either "killed" or modified. This will...
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Kennel Cough

Kennel Cough

What is kennel cough? Kennel cough in dogs is very similar to the common cold in humans; it’s an infection of the upper respiratory tract. The main symptom is a dry, hacking cough that produces phlegm. This disease is highly...
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